Bikes for Books

Bikes for Books – Press Release

Prince of Wales Lodge No. 18, Wheatley River is launching a pilot project called “Bikes for Books” to encourage students in the Mount Stweart Consolidated School to read. Books also enlighten, inspire, bring happiness and success, challenge our perspectives and provide comfort at difficult times in our lives. It is essential to establish a love for reading at an early age in life.

The objectives of the program are threefold:

  • to increase student reading and comprenhension skills

  • to recognize positive students achievements

  • to provide an attainable goal, with life enhancing results

Students are invited to participate in the program, and each time they read a book and fill out a ballot, their name will go into the draw. The more they read, the better their chances of earning a bike and safety helmet, which will be presented before the school closes for the summer. There will be two bikes and helmets drawn for each class. Teachers will be monitoring the ballot process.

The pilot program will present 16 bicycles ( 8 girls and 8 boys) to children participating in this reading program at Mount Stewart Consolidated School

For more information , Contact Allison Coles at 902-629-0067 (Masonic)

Mary Kendrick at (School)

JANUARY 28,2017

We are pleased to advise that Prince of Wales Lodge No. 18 is now involved with two schools with this program  Mt Stewart Elementary and St. Jean Elementary . This year we will be presenting 28 bikes.

Also, Prince Edward Lodge No. 14 and Mount Zion Lodge No. 12 are involved with Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, Kensington . There will be 16 bikes presented at this school  

As well, Mizpah Lodge No. 17 is looking at the same program with 2 to 4 bikes with the Vernon River Consolidated School

For more information please contact Allison Coles at 902-629-0067 or Ed Maclaren at 902-566-3280Bikes for Books003 IMG_0003 IMG_0006 IMG_0068 IMG_0005 IMG_0017 IMG_0014 IMG_0019 IMG_0021 IMG_0012 IMG_0024 IMG_0071 IMG_0071 DSCF0016 DSCF0008